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There's An Imposter in Them Thar Hills!

7/11/2008 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Canadian cops say they have identified the imposter who is running around Ontario claiming to be Diamond Dave! A police spokesperson says the man has "scammed a lot of people" and could be charged with obstruction of justice for giving a false name to cops. Apparently this dude has done this before.

Someone is impersonating David Lee Roth all over the Great White North!

The faux Diamond Dave first surfaced on May 23, after a man suffering from an allergic reaction to nuts told two Canadian cops and paramedics he was the Van Halen frontman. Now a local police spokesperson admits he's not sure if the cops on the scene actually asked for i.d.

Now "Roth" has been spotted at the Liquid Lounge in Hamilton, Ontario, reportedly singing a song and partying it up with who was described as two nurses from the hospital. The Liquid Lounge's owner says the man was wearing "expensive clothes" and sporting a hospital bracelet.

Yesterday, Dave told us he never had an incident with cops and "the only thing I'm allergic to is criticism."


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First the guy from Poison and now David? Gimme a break, doesn't grown men have something better to do then go around impersonating celebrities just to get laid..grow up...

2295 days ago


what a loser

2295 days ago


A nut allergic to nuts! Who woulda thought................

2295 days ago


Question is: What advantage is it to make people think you're david lee roth? I'd probably get LESS ass if women thought I was that washup

2295 days ago

Kat Ramone    

GAD! Roth should be grateful to have ANY publicity!!! Again, what next??? Remember back in the day when some guy living under the Santa Monica Pier passed himself off as Peter Criss of KISS??? I mean, Criss had been outta the band for some time, and it wasn't until this guy took advantage of just about everyone who knew Criss from the KISS days (and they were obviously not the greatest of friends because everyone SWORE that it WAS Criss) and not until Criss' ex, "Lydia/Beth" saw an article about "Criss" in the N. Enquierer was the big "scandal" revealed. It was so long ago, I remember seeing it on the Phil Donahue show! Guests included the fake Criss, the real Criss, the ex Mrs. Criss, the chicks who claimed to have been w/Criss "back in the day" so they swore that this bum WAS Criss, which the real Criss denied (yeah, yeah...), what' my point other than a bunch of lame gossip??? Not much!

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dick rambone    

this happened in my was Brantford, not Hamilton

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So would that make him Diamonique Dave?

2295 days ago


this happend on Brantford, ontario......not hamilton!

2295 days ago


Hills? In Eastern Ontario?!?

Sure, and the mountains of Eastern Saskatchewan are lovely too...

2295 days ago


I know this guy. He goes by the name David Angel and has been scamming people coast to coast for years. I became friends with hime 5 years ago in vancouver ina drug and alcohol treatment centre. He has a million the one that he co wrote where the streets have no names for U2. I could go on and on...

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Kathy in Canada    

Hamilton on the TMZ map!! Woohoo. Although Liquid Lounge is shady... (and according to the guy above me, this didn't happen here). Oh well.

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More on the imposter at this web address: This guy has been frequenting AA meetings in south western Ontario for months.

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M. Dean Hajas    

5. M. Dean Hajas - 26 July 2008
Thanx A HEEP
The fact that OPP pulled a man over and rushed him to the hospital to save his life should be commended. The “boys in Blue” have a hell of a time on the front lines of providing safety to the community at large, and should be praised and assisted when a “job well done” is looking for praise. However, OPP released this privacy to the MEDIA with the intent of showing the public that the force is with us and keeping our ROCK STARS on the straight and narrow has its ups and downs. CTV showed up at my house and interviewed the neighbours without verifying the validity of the claim with myself. Later that eve they ran the edition with follow up by radio stations and Newspapers around the World. When the MEDIA finally got hold of myself, I decided to utilize this event to expose many facets of MEDIA, Entertainment, Intellectual Property Infringement and Government Enforcement Agencies. If the MEDIA runs my interveiw in its unedited full length, the publics ability to decide for themselves if TRUTH is being reported (or not), would be in the hands of the many. For a century and a half we have been told that ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL invented the telephone. It turns out the AGB slipped Western Union 10% of earnings and removed the patent title pending from ANTONIO MAUCHI (sp?) within the halls of the Library of Congress in Washington DC. If something as important as the telephone can be misappropriated as truth and the person responsible for the Intellectual Property is stripped of ownership within the halls of the Library of Congress, then what happens to all other Intellectual Properties (IP) and patent pending World wide? Good Question?
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization had a meeting the first week of Feb. 08 where 500 delegates from around the Globe met to discuss the very topic of IP and its proper protection,development, and distribution. Only problem is, a Country like Canada sits as one of the top 5 Countries of the World for IP piracy. Added to this we only represent 4% of the Music buying Public. If you break up all the genres of Music into categories of Jazz, Country, Rock etc…….. how much revenues are actually available to the owner of the IP after illegal sharing and distribution occurs on Global scales? Further, our enforcement agencies have no ability in our own country, why then create laws for sandwhich eaters that attend delegate meetings in DUBAI, at the tax payers expense. McGuinty released a copyright protection law after apologizing to the Aboriginal people of Canada stating, “if the artist or the artist representative or distributors believe they have been infringed upon, the artist and its representative have the responsibility and the right to go after the infringer! Our question? If you order a pizza from Gino and eat the Pizza without paying Gino, is it Ginos’ responsibility to go after the infringer? Of course not! That is what law and law enforcement is about. As artists our product has been devalued by society and justification for theft is being supported by the Government. Many fingers have been pointed at the Aboriginal Initiatives for acting as “law less”, when infact and in truth, it was the powers that be acting on ignorance and attitudes inherited by attitudes and perceptions by our forefathers. These attitudes transcended from our professionals of society and have been allowed and justified by the children of societies elite. These same children who disrespect our IP will pay $200.00 for a specific tag on the back of a pair of boots or $5000.00 for a specific amp / speaker / wiring package for the sports car of choice. Our society has infact taught its own inheritors to “take when no one is looking” and to devalue the out come of hundreds of hours of creativity. The same society will pay $100 000.00 for a painting with 3 strips of colour for the house of parliament? Now I ask! All of the public that enjoy “art at will” how they would feel if they were not paid for their vocation of choice. Teachers, OLG employees, Hospital employees, Lawyers, cooks, etc…………………………….100’s of hours of work taken from you? You are not paid at all? You still have bills? Children? Vehicles? how do you survive when society is “AT LARGE”. The USA is now making mothers and fathers responsible for IP theft. One mother was charged $260 000.00 for copyright infringement and many others have followed. If a parent purchases an air rifle and the child uses the gift as a weapon, society holds the parent responsible for mis use. If a child takes the keys to a vehicle without permission, and the child kills or hurts another person as a result, the parent is held responsible by society.
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